Leslie “Les” A. Pedersen, 92, of West Branch, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch.
Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Burial was at Honey Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the West Branch First Responders. Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Les was born March 22, 1920, in West Branch, the son of Anders and Constance Jensen Pedersen. He graduated from West Branch High School in 1938. Les served as a P-51 crew chief in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. After the war, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Brown on June 8, 1946, in Iowa City. Together they bought a farm near West Branch where they have resided for 66 years.
Local survivors include grand daughters Kelly (Jason) Brubaker and J.D. (Tammy) Grimm, both of North Liberty; and Jason (Trisha) Grimm of Solon.